Meet the Staff

Office location
1400 Southlawn Pl.
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Office hours
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Evenings available by appointment.

Contact Information:
To schedule an appointment, please feel free to email a staff member directly.

David Reetz David R. Reetz, PhD, Director
dreetz@aurora.edu
630-844-5416

Dr. Reetz graduated with a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Indiana University. He is a licensed psychologist in both Illinois and Indiana. Trained and practiced as a generalist with specialization in collegiate mental health, Dr. Reetz is prepared to assist with most student concerns on a short-term basis. As Director, Dr. Reetz oversees the policies and procedures of the Counseling Center and works to forge a strong collaborative relationship with the larger campus and regional community. In addition to his clinical and administrative roles, Dr. Reetz enjoys research and is the Annual Survey Coordinator and Governing Board member (2013-2016) of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD). AUCCCD assists college and university directors in providing effective leadership and management of their centers, in accord with the professional principles and standards of psychology, counseling, and higher education.

Publications:

Mistler, B., Reetz, D.R., Krylowicz, B., & Barr, V. (2013). The 2012 Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors Annual Survey. CO: AUCCCD

Barr, V., Krylowicz, B., Reetz, D.R., Mistler, B., & Rando, R. (2012). The 2011 Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors Annual Survey. CO: AUCCCD

Barr, V., Rando, R., Krylowicz, B., & Reetz, D.R. (2011). The 2010 Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors Annual Survey. CO: AUCCCD

Reetz, D.R. (2009). Defining student success. Hanover Parent, Spring, 1-3.

Reetz, D.R. (2007). Understanding the many faces of anxiety. Small Town Monthly, 2(7), 18-22.

Vacha-Haase, T., Nilsson, J., Reetz, D.R., Lance, T. & Thompson, B. (2000). Reporting practices and APA editorial policies regarding statistical significance and effect size. Theory and Psychology, 10(3), 413-425.

Vacha-Haase, T., Ness, C.M., Nilsson, J., & Reetz, D.R. (1999). Practices regarding reporting of reliability coefficients: A review of three journals. Journal of Experimental Education, 67(4), 335-341.

Reetz, D.R. (1998). Statistical significance testing: A catacomb of misconception. AERA Division E Counseling and Human Development Newsletter, 17(1), 7-9.

Professional Presentations:

Reetz, D.R. (Submitted). Latest trends in non-cognitive factors that facilitate academic tenacity and student success. Present at the National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing, and Retention. Chicago, IL

Gong-Guy, E., Jones, D., Sharma, M., Thompson, M., & Reetz, D.R. (Accepted March, 2014). The evolution of college counseling centers. Presented at the annual meeting of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). Baltimore, MD.

Reetz, D.R. & Murray, T. (October 2013). Improv(ment): Unleash clinical administrative potential through the art of improvisation. Full-day workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors. San Diego, CA

Reetz, D.R., Krylowicz, B., & Barr, V. (October, 2013). Unfolding the 2012 AUCCCD Annual Survey: An in-depth analysis of five critical questions. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors. San Diego, CA

Mitchell, S. & Reetz, D.R. (October 2013). The tail of two surveys: What the AUCCCD and Gallagher/ACCA Directors Surveys tell us about college counseling centers. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors. San Diego, CA

Reetz, D.R. & Murray, T. (October 2013). Improv(ment): Unleash clinical administrative potential through the art of improvisation. Full-day workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors. San Diego, CA

Reetz, D.R., Barr, V., Krylowicz, B., & Mistler, B. (October, 2012). Finding meaning in the endless sea of director survey data. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors. Newport, RI

Barr, V., Rando, R., Krylowicz, B, & Reetz, D. (October, 2011). This isn’t the counseling center my mentor trained me to run. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors. Scottsdale, AZ

Barr, V., Rando, R., Krylowicz, B, & Reetz, D. (October, 2010). Four years of the AUCCCD survey: Insights and trends. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors. Portland, OR 

Reetz, D. R., & Vacha-Haase, T. (1998, August). Statistical significance and reliability reporting in Psychology and Aging: Issues of use and misuse. In M. Appelbaum (Chair), Statistical significance testing: Current trends in applied psychology journals. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

Cathi Hendricks
Cathi Hendricks, LCSW, Counselor
chendric@aurora.edu
630-844-5406

Hendricks graduated with a master's in social work from Aurora University. She provides direct clinical service to students with a variety of concerns, some of which include stress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, school issues, family and relationships issues, personal growth and adjustment issues, as well as current and past abuse. Hendricks has just under 10 years of experience working with college age students.

 

Sarah Mebane Sarah Mebane, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist
smebane@aurora.edu
630-844-5220

Mebane is a graduate of the doctoral program in counseling psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Throughout her graduate training and professional career, Mebane has consistently engaged in collegiate mental health, having worked at the counseling centers at the University of Maryland, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Illinois State University. Mebane identifies as a generalist, but she has particular clinical interest in depression, anxiety, trauma and recovery, multicultural counseling, relationship issues, career development, eating and body concerns, identity development and personal growth. She takes a collaborative, strengths-based approach to her work, and she is committed to diversity and multiculturalism. She also loves outreach and consultation, and she enjoys working within a larger campus community.

 

Available services

Individual services
Our individual services are designed to be short-term. Often a few individual meetings can help you better identify, understand, and resolve the barriers that may be interfering with your sense of personal well being and/or academic success. These confidential services are for AU students in both undergraduate and graduate programs.

All services are free and confidential.